17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

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17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:06 pm

I'm currently building my first hammered dulcimer. I'm using the plans from Music Makers (harpkit.com). The back is Baltic birch ply, the rails are walnut, the pin blocks are hard maple and the braces and bridges are also hard maple. Actually, I haven't made the bridges yet. I put a walnut veneer on the pin blocks. The top is 3/8" European? Spruce. The spruce was salvaged from an 1800's piano made in London. The piano I converted into a wine cabinet for my daughter.

I have a photo album on Google Photo of the dulcimer project...

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMu5wBrbkPGJRmYD3HbMedEJ-1l6_fCuh9-su6jAX5huLr3fAV_2tuRgI-mbLn49g/photo/AF1QipMnGgtlpxveyqTOrxpJF2pTFOilVEtq0z1_7lGD?key=Q3VtREhkazV4UkhkQzRDRTBFX2E0bzFqemVPMVhR
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Charlie Schultz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:49 am

Nice!
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:43 pm

Nice joinery Kevin.
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:44 am

I finished the dulcimer and built a stand this weekend. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I starting learning to play it this weekend. The photos are updated to show the finished dulcimer.
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Bob Francis » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:06 pm

Final Pics?
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